Tuesday, December 02, 2003


When the rich rule the stupid

Curtis White examines the cost of chronic stupidity in his essay "Concerning Stoligarchy"

"Since hundreds of thousands if not millions of our fellow citizens think that what people like Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and Bill Maher say is perspicuous and persuasive, is it not plausible to suggest that the most meaningful political alliance in this country is between the rich and the chronically stupid?" - from The Village Voice

Some of my favourite Guardian diversions. Granted you'll do better if you're from the UK (or know your references) but they're great fun if you A) love literature B) follow politics C) think you're smart ...

Samuel Beckett
James Joyce
Japanese literature
Irish literature
women writers
Do you know your Bushisms?
Are you an Imperialist?
Are you an intellectual?

This is kind of interesting...
Mood matching poetry